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Phil Matier

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Whether it’s politics, personalities or analysis Phil Matier is one of best informed insiders in the Bay Area.

EMAIL: Phil Matier
AUDIO PODCASTS: Phil Matier on KCBS Radio  
TWITTER: @philmatier

In addition to his work with KPIX 5, Matier and fellow journalist Andy Ross co-write a news column for the San Francisco Chronicle. Their column, Matier & Ross, runs Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, offering scoops and insights about one of the most fascinating and trend setting regions in the country. Matier can also be heard on KCBS Radio during morning and afternoon drive time.

“I’ve long said the Bay Area was put here to give the rest of the country something to talk about,” says Matier. “And we don’t let them down.”

As the KCBS & San Francisco Chronicle Insider
Breaking news and analysis from around the Bay Area, the state capitol and beyond. Listen to KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier’s reports LIVE on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM Mondays through Fridays at 7:50am and 5:50pm or listen to the podcasts ANYTIME posted here daily.

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To schedule an appearance for KPIX 5 on-air reporters/anchors, please contact Akilah Bolden-Monifa, Director of Communications. Please provide the date, time, location of the event, number of attendees expected, and name of sponsoring organization.

Golden State Warriors Toilet Bowl Arena

Phil Matier: Warriors’ Arena Plans May Be Changed Following Toilet Comparisons

An initial artist rendering of the new basketball arena proposed for the Golden State Warriors, in Mission Bay rather than along the waterfront, have invited some unwelcome comparisons, but the team is a long way from flushing the toilet bowl design.

09/25/2014

Taxicabs in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Taxi Use Plummets In San Francisco As Popularity Of Rideshare Services Spikes

A new study by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency shows a huge decline in ridership in the taxi industry.

09/17/2014

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Uber On The Move Again In San Francisco

Uber is moving its headquarters to Mission Bay, as the company is growing at such a rapid pace, it has outgrown its office on Market Street.

09/04/2014

O.co Coliseum (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: New Offer Proposed To Keep Raiders In Oakland

The proposed deal would give free land to the team and for taxpayers to pay off $120 million the Raiders still owe for the overhaul of the Coliseum.

09/03/2014

Seismograph of 6.0 Napa Quake August 24 2014

Napa Quake Triggers Renewed Calls For Early-Warning System After Lack Of Funding

What if Californians could have a warning that an earthquake is about to happen? The technology is available, but a lack of funding from Sacramento has stalled the project.

08/25/2014

California Attorney General Kamala Harris. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Undocumented Immigrants To Get Private Legal Help Under CA Attorney General’s Plan

Harris is reaching out to law firms, hoping they will provide pro bono service for immigrant children facing deportation hearings in the Bay Area.

08/20/2014

Authorities in Palo Alto search for a suspect who evaded police following a traffic stop on August 30, 2012. The suspect was later arrested. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Racial Profiling Or High Crime Area? What Police Do With Traffic-Stop Data

Bay Area police departments collect information on the race of drivers pulled over in traffic stops, but most of the agencies report they don’t have the time, staff or budget to do anything with that information.

08/19/2014

Larkspur Ferry

Possible Golden Gate Bridge District Strike Would Cripple Commute

The Bay Area is bracing for the possibility for another commute-crippling transit strike, this time involving workers with the Golden Gate Bridge District.

08/11/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee speaks with KPIX 5 reporter Anne Makovec about the arrest of State Sen. Leland Yee, March 26, 2014. (CBS)

Phil Matier: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Was Targeted By FBI In Corruption Case

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was targeted, but never charged, by the FBI in the same sting operation involving Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow and state Sen. Leland Yee, according to sources in the mayor’s office. KCBS, KPIX5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains that undercover agents donated to Lee’s campaign.

07/24/2014

Confetti and streamers are lauched at the climax of a ribbon cutting ceremony at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, July 17, 2014. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Grand Opening For Levi’s Stadium Leaves Former SF Mayor Willie Brown Feeling ‘Bitter’

Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara is officially open. KCBS, KPIX 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss yesterday’s opening ceremony. Brown says he was disappointed that there was no evidence of a proper handoff between Candlestick Park and the new stadium.

07/18/2014

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